Hermann B. Deutsch (1889-1970) was a New Orleans journalist and author born in the town of Brüx, Austria-Hungary, now called Most, Czech Republic. He wrote for the New Orleans States-Item for more than four decades and for publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Collier's Weekly, and the Literary Digest. Deutsch's books include Pelican's The Incredible Yanqui: The Career of Lee Christmas. He frequently wrote about Louisiana, with a focus on New Orleans and its cuisine.
Deirdre Stanforth's first professional career was as a commercial artist and illustrator, but as she is the daughter of Tess Crager, owner of the fabled Basement Bookshop in New Orleans, it was perhaps inevitable that she would eventually turn to writing as well. Born in New Orleans, Mrs. Stanforth earned her bachelor of arts degree at Newcomb College and did graduate work at the Tyler Art School in Philadelphia.